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Old 23rd September 2014
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Re: Olympus Capture looks excellent

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Originally Posted by brian1208 View Post
I used a 15ft USB cable
Brian, I'm planning to go down the extension cable route - do you know whether your extension cable is passive (ie just a bundle of wires) or a repeater (has some electronics to boost/retime the USB signals)? Both seem to be available.

The USB spec allows for cable lengths up to 5m, so passive should work if the cable is good quality. Having a repeater is attractive, but (I think) these are implemented using what is, in effect, a USB hub inside the cable end, so that can cause problems in some circumstances.

Thanks, Steve
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